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Rock Island County SWCD News

Monarch Conservation and Citizen Science Event

Public participation in science helps scientists answer big questions. Learn how to participate in several monarch butterfly citizen science programs and help researchers learn more about this incredible insect. The University of Minnesota Monarch Lab, in partnership... read more

Quad Cities 2nd Annual Pollinator Conference

Second Monarch Expert Added As Morning Keynote For June 2016 Quad Cities Pollinator Conference   Davenport, IA (Monday, March 14, 2016)- A second nationally-recognized Monarch expert has been added to the Quad Cities Pollinator Conference schedule of presenters... read more

Upper Mississippi River Conference

    River Action, the Nature Conservancy, and Western Illinois University and many other great sponsors are hosting the 2016 Upper Mississippi River Conference, October 13-14.   This annual conference targets a multidisciplinary audience.  Planners, elected... read more

2016 Urban Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM Registration starts at 8:15AM Jumer’s Casino and Hotel 777 Jumer Drive Rock Island, IL   Workshop Program Includes: • Ordinance updates for Rock Island County and the Cities of Moline and Rock Island • NPDES update from the... read more

Nutrient Management Workshop Offered For Area Farmers

Area farmers are invited to a free Nutrient Management Workshop on Tuesday, February 23rd. The morning session will be held at the American Legion in Reynolds beginning at 9:30 A.M. Program topics include soil health considerations, best management practices for... read more

2016 Conservation Cropping Seminar

      For Immediate Release: December 4, 2015                                                      Contact: Paige Buck, NRCS (217) 353-6606 2016 Illinois Seminars Planned Conservation Cropping Seminars Attendance Still Climbing! (CHAMPAIGN, IL) – Does... read more

NRCS Announces Monarch Butterfly Funding Coming Soon

November 30, 2015 Illinois NRCS will have a new funding opportunity in fiscal year 2016 to establish monarch habitat. Illinois is one of ten states in the Midwest and Southern Plains to target conservation and financial assistance to the monarch butterfly through... read more

USDA & Pheasants Forever Host CRP Workshops

CRP SIGNUP Attention Farmers and Landowners: In addition to an ongoing Continuous CRP Signup, there is a General Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Signup in the USDA office from Dec. 1-Feb. 26th. Pheasants Forever and the USDA are holding informational workshops... read more